Date: 25/5/2024 4:18

AirForce Texan Reviews

AirForce Texan Big Bore Air Rifle

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Rating 5.05.0 (78 reviews)
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Rating 5.05.0 5.0

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By Steve from USA on 2016-09-22 18:04:37

Things I liked:

I do not own the Texan yet.....but I will. I went to the Pyramid Air Shoot in Dover Ohio and shot this thing.........and it was.........more fun than any other air gun I've ever shot. Pyramid Air is kind enough to allow folks to try out airguns. The Texan was one of them. They also had the 25 Condor SS. Shot the Condor first. Great gun....Then the Texan 45. I aimed at a spinning target at about 40 yards.......a target that I guess I was not supposed to shoot at. I hit it......and the spinning target flew into the air and disappeared into the woods in the background. That target traveled about 25 yards in the air and landed somewhere in the back of the range. I immediately got this huge grin on my face as everyone said..."Oh wow.....did you see that?" A bunch of folks were grinning and laughing. I was hooked. They had to ask me to stop shooting and buy it already. I told them.....soon......very soon.

Things I would have changed:

My under ware after taking my first shot with this gun. More like a powder burner than an air gun.

What others should know:

This gun gets about 5 shots with each fill up. It is loud. It is long........ It is fun. It is awesome. It is accurate. It is........what an air gun should be. I am still grinning after a couple of weeks just thinking of shooting this thing. Hurry up Christmas......my gift to me. I will have to get another air tank as I will be using a whole lot more air than I am right now.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Rating 1.01.0 1.0

Rating 1.01.0 1.0

By Clayton from USA on 2020-08-13 18:18:49

Things I liked:

NA

Things I would have changed:

Needs a more reliable valve.

What others should know:

Beware of the TX2 valve..Just got the .50 Texan, took it to the range, charged it to 3000 psi. shot it 3 or 4 times, recharged it to 3000 psi, shot it 2 or 3 times, on the next shot the valve dumped to zero .and drove the scope back into my eye, lots blood. Called Air Force and talked to Camille. It was a very unsatisfactory call. Her position was that it was operator error, and there was no way anything could be wrong with the TX2 valve. She suggested that I recharge the tank and fire it again to see if the same thing happened again, which would hve been nuts..When I removed the tank and valve to send it back to Air Force (at my expense) when I shook the tank there was a rattle in it, maybe a broken part of the valve? It should be noted that I have owned an Air Force Condor .177 for some years and have had no problems with it.

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The quality of the air gun is very good. The accuracy is just not there. I have tried 10-15 different pellets and I can not shoot anything under a 3 inch group at 40 yards.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing for the gun. Just the accuracy.

    What others should know:

    There are a lot of cheaper air rifles with a lot better accuracy.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything! light, Powerful and accurate

    Things I would have changed:

    Do away with the dove tail and go with Picatinny rail!.

    What others should know:

    This is not a FX paper or bird shooter! It is a hunting pcp capable of taking coyotes at 150 plus yards.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Everything!!!!!!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at all. I have a avenger 25 cal that i like and a AEA 357 big bore that i like but, when it comes the Texan 257,,,, It's in a class all in its own! It's just a amazing rifle. Very well thought out build. Once you buy a Texan you will want another one.

    What others should know:

    If you're looking for your first powerful pcp, look no farther! You won't be disappointed. And make sure you get the 10 for$ 10 so when you get your Texan you can just air up and enjoy the experience.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    What's not to like, it's American made, very accurate, hard shooting and looks like something Buck Rogers would have

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at all it's nearly perfect

    What others should know:

    I the 308 Texan and with 118 grain slugs it maintains an average velocity of 954 ft per second without any modifications and with lighter slugs you will be super sonic before you know. When you pull this gun out you will feel like it's your gal ,maybe snuggling up to it and whisper sweat nothings in to it's breach. It's a fine piece of equipment that you will be proud to own and pass down to your next of kin.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    For me it would be alot easier to list things i don't like about it, NOTHING!!! I have 25 cal avenger and aea357 big bore and this is far better than ether one hands down g,all day long!

    Things I would have changed:

    nothing.

    What others should know:

    If you buy a Texan,, it will be your fav pcp.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love the whole gun!!!!! I have a 25 modified Avenger 70 plus fpe , I also have a AEA 357 big bore Challenger standard 300 plus fpe. Hands down the 257 AirForce Texan is my fav!!!!!!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at all!

    What others should know:

    Don't let the price determine whether you buy or not. It is by far the best pcp you can buy!!!

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I bought a new Seneca Recluse.357 in March from PA, had it sent right to Saddle Mountain Gunsmith to have Will Piatt power tune it. He sent me chrony results. After the tune it made 192 fpe from a 140 grain bullet at 786 fps. It made 191 from an 81 grain at 1030 fps. I saw the ad on PA, the Texan is the most powerful production air rifle made. So I bought one to see. I had PA do the 10 for $10 test. (Always a great idea). They sent chrony results. An 81 grain JSB , same as Will Piatt used, made 217 fpe at 1100 fps. I knew from the first shot fired it had more than my tuned Recluse. It has more solid feel. More kick, more sound. I had to buy suppressors, they both sound alike, LOUD! I already had a Neil Clague for the Recluse, and a DonnyL for another rifle. Both are quiet now. It comes to what you want. Will Piatt sadly passed away in July, his business died as well. The Recluse is still my favorite. Beautiful wood stock and deeply blued. The Texan is painted and easy to nick.

    Things I would have changed:

    Make it blued instead of painted. I don't care for the tank end. It just has that shoulder rest. I still can't get it adjusted where I want it.

    What others should know:

    It's been said, You don't need it, you just want it. You'll want this. It is the most powerful .357 production air rifle made. It's quite expensive, I paid $720 for my Recluse and another $300 for the tune. The Texan was $1160. I almost traded the .357 Texan for the .45 cal, but why? The .45 will take deer or hogs, but I only hunt groundhogs.

  • Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    I have had nothing but trouble with this gun. Whoever designed the way you attach air tank to gun...bad design. The air tank always became "loose" and I had to start the attachment process all over again. The sprocket tool used to tighten air tank is difficult and tedious to use. I have fired approximately 75 rounds through gun. The last time I fired gun was on the target range. The gauge on bottle indicated it was half full. After I loaded a .357 pellet into breech I cocked gun, released the safety and when I fired, all I heard was a "click". Obviously the gauge on air tank was defective. When I contacted Airforce, they gave me a return authorization to ship rifle to them...at my expense. I spent approximately $200 to purchase a box, packing material, and shipping charge. This was 6 weeks ago, and I haven't received any communications from Airforce. I have never had to ship a defective firearm to a manufacturer on my dime. Very unhappy...

    Things I would have changed:

    Better process to attach air tank to rifle...the sprocket tool is a terrible design.

    What others should know:

    I would not recommend this rifle.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Well built for the most part, tuning was relatively short to accomplish sub moa at 75 yards. (257) Ive Shot around 300 rounds so far and the first 6 shots stay relatively consistent through the chrony. ( 983-939 psi sloping) I cast my own bullets and have found them to shoot very accurate thru this gun.I lube my bullets with shock oil and have had very little lead deposit build up within the barrel. I like the new flick style safety as well. Its A pretty decent air rifle and Ive had zero troubles with it.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would be nice to have a bit more of a robust pistol grip, and forend . Also weaver or pickatinny scope and assesories mounting rather than the 11mm dove tail, that you need to buy adapters for.

    What others should know:

    Pyramid air does a great job of answering any questions, before and after a purchase, top notch. Pay the extra 10 to have your gun test fired and inspected before shipping. Itll Prevent down time and returns.

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

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    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Very accurate, and there really isn't many options at this power level

    Things I would have changed:

    Quality control is lacking, unrefined finish on more than a few places.

    What others should know:

    Disappointed the images showed a gen 2 model with the upgraded trigger guard, and received a gen 1..

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Rating 2.02.0 2.0

    Things I liked:

    I have had nothing but problems with this air rifle. I have shot this gun only a few times and I always have problems with this gun. The air bottle will not remain tight, the gun loses air pressure, and the method to tighten bottle is poorly engineered.

    Things I would have changed:

    The method used to tighten air bottle needs to be re-engineered.

    What others should know:

    Buy a Benjamin Bulldog; I wish I had.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Everything its bad to the bone sweet

    Things I would have changed:

    Wish it was a little cheaper to have cool things lol

    What others should know:

    Its addicting and will cause u to go broke have a good job lol

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Lifetime warranty. Seems to be of quality craftsmanship

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing

    What others should know:

    Awesome for medium size game

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    So far everything Its American whats not to like

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing at all

    What others should know:

    Be careful it gets expensive and it is addicting so be prepared to spend some cone if u decide to get into the big bore world

  • Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 3.03.0 3.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Things I liked:

    powerful, fun to shoot, easy side lever, safety in the perfect spot

    Things I would have changed:

    build seemed cheap. Tank would not come off. No way, no how. Called Pyramid and they suggested a vice. I have a vice and carefully padded it and still no way. I would have broken the gun before it twisted off for sure. And yes, the set screw was out.

    What others should know:

    Put some grease or anti sieze on the threads but I think running a tap through the receiver would be good too as I'm sure I must have caught a burr. For the price of this gun there should be a minimum of quality controll. I finally got ticked off and sent it back for a refund. I miss it, it was a nice gun and I'll probably get another

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    This rifle is accurate! After a dozen shots, it was cutting paper @ 25 yards

    Things I would have changed:

    Not a thing.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 4.04.0 4.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Power, fit & finish, appearance

    Things I would have changed:

    I am not sure yet....

    What others should know:

    The rifle has some press as being in-accurate in the 308 caliber. From what I can tell, this is undeserved. So far, I have shot exclusively Nielsen specialty ammo. Starting with the 65 & 85 grain weights. Everyone states this rifle likes the 120 grain and up weight slugs and it may... but so far the 65 and 85 grain slugs will print well under 2 Inches at 100 yds when shooting bagged front & rear. My best 5 shot group untethered is 1.3 MOA with 4 of the hits going SUB-MOA. Will the rifle do this every time? I dont Know but it easily prints under 2 inches without fail. The 65s like zero hammer preload and 1800 psi fill. This will give you 5 shots making around 140-150 fpe out of the 34 inch barreled model. The 85s seem to like 2800 psi and about 40% preload and will give you 3-5 good grouping shots per fill at about 1040 FPS and 200 fpe. This is a work in process. Check Motorgearhead on YouTube for 100 yd videos. Working on 200 yds now.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    As much fun as you can have with an air bottle. The power of this rifle is amazing, and the kick of shooting a 300 grain slug just ads to the fun.

    Things I would have changed:

    More available accessories would be nice.

    What others should know:

    This kind of fun is not cheap. By the time you buy a scope, a bottle, and an air compressor, you will be well over 2 grand. Nobody needs one of these guns....you just have to want one.

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    EVERYTING, Power, Accuracy the gun is just amazing, all the 5 star reviews on this gun are the real deal 1" groups at 100 + yards, the guys at the range all want to shoot it !!

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing, if it works great why tinker with it

    What others should know:

    You will need a big tank if you want fire more than 5 rounds, I have the 100 cf Air Venturi tank, this will get me a whole days worth of shooting, and you will need a compressor to fill the tank

  • Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Rating 5.05.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    The Texan has Power!

    Things I would have changed:

    I would like to see more and better accessories for the Airforce line of guns.

    What others should know:

    Buy a compressor its really worth the money

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